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Media Make-up and Hair Design (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
York, United Kingdom
The profession of make-up artistry is wide and varied, incorporating basic and more specialised make-up and hair design for media such as film, television, theatre, fashion and editorial.
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The programme offers a supportive, friendly and constructive environment, within which students are challenged and enabled to take responsibility for their own learning, to develop their individual profiles and interests, to realise their potential and to achieve their personal, creative, professional and academic goals.

There will be an emphasis on students working towards an industry standard portfolio on the completion of the course; therefore the importance of working with professionals is highlighted. With this in mind, students have numerous opportunities throughout the programme to collaborate with professional photographers. This collaboration also helps to build on the skills required in employment such as communication, time management and organisation.

The college maintains strong links with professionals and suppliers to ensure awareness of current brands, materials and techniques.

The York College Media Make-up team have worked closely with industry links such as ITV Yorkshire and Granada. This has resulted in invaluable work experience opportunities for students on a variety of television productions such as Heartbeat, The Royal, Emmerdale, Countdown, Coronation Street and many others. Students have also had the opportunity to work on films such as ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘The King's Speech’.

Networking with local theatre companies, such as York Theatre Royal, Grand Opera House and The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, continues to thrive.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Industry Speakers
  • Learner practical sessions
  • Group/peer work projects
  • Simulation tasks
  • Work placements

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Applicants will demonstrate that they have the qualifications, and/or experience which will allow them to succeed on the programme of study. Entry requirements for the BA in Media Make-up and Hair Design are:
  • Standard entry: Students in Year Two of a Media Make-up Foundation Degree or similar programme, who are expected to achieve a Merit profile, or have achieved this in the last 3 years.
  • Non-standard entry: Exceptional entry on an individual basis.
  • Non-standard entry applicants will be invited to an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • International Students should call the International team at York College 

Living costs for York

  • 646 - 1130 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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